Jump to content

Photo

OFFICIAL NOW Jade Wedding Thread


  • Please log in to reply
5307 replies to this topic

#1591 Nicole Graf

Nicole Graf
  • Newbie
  • 55 posts

    Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

    Shannon, I got a response and am pissed. No more "all pictures for $350" or $1 per picture. No $300 discount for brides that get married later than July. Like, really? Not only did they raise the package prices for 2013, nope, photography just got $300 more expensive than expected. Not a happy camper here right now. It is good for you still though. Here it is:

     

     

    Hi,    Yes that is correct, we used to give the $ $300 Credit towards the divine package for Weddings booked before July, so It is still possible to find brides who got the $ 300 discount, but again this applies only for previously confirmed dates.    Now trying a different aproach, maybe you can opt for a different package (e.g. the 3 hour coverage) and then just buy extra photographs.   Normally we sell each extra photo for $ 15, however if you decide to purchase additional pictures I can offer you a volume discount as follows:   30 images for the price of 20 - US$ 299 that's 33% off;  40 images for the price of 30 - US$ 399 that's 34% off; All your photos for US$ 499 that's an amazing 45% off!!   Don't hesitate to write or call again if you have any further questions or comments   All the Best   Federico     On Feb 19, 2013, at 8:25 PM, Nicole Graf wrote:   I believe there is some inconsistency. I have heard from brides that got a $300 credit towards the full day package ($150 if you use an outside photographer), which would leave us with $700 and we would like to purchase more pictures, therefore our $800 frame. We won't need pictures from the spa really. I am sorry to be such a pain but I would rather figure this out earlier than later. :)    Thanks and I am excited to have you take our pictures!    Sent from my iPhone   On Feb 19, 2013, at 7:22 PM, "NOW JADE" <njrcphoto@vallarta-adventures.com> wrote:   Perfect, with the full day coverage you will get coverage as at the SPA, as you get ready, during the ceremony, group and family photos, the private photo session with you and your Groom; photos during your cocktail party, plus coverage during your reception (cake cutting, speeches, garter and bouquet toss). We give you 100 photos burnt on a CD with the license for them.This upgrade costs  US $ 999.  I can give you an US $ 150 discount since you already got the Divine wedding package. After edition we create a catalogue with all your photos and you have to visit our photo gallery so you can choose your favorite ones.  In addition to this you receive a beautiful hard cover photo book with 80 images printed inside.   How does that sound to you guys?   Best   Federico

    #1592 shannonmarie

    shannonmarie
    • Member
    • 683 posts
    • Wedding Date:June 14, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Now Jade Rivera Cancun - Pergola
    • LocationCharlotte, North Carolina

    Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

    Originally Posted by Nicole Graf 

    That reminds me, in one document I have they give four dinner options and in the other only two for the divine. What are you going with? And are you choosing from all options and basically make your own meal or do you stick with the meal suggestion?

    I'm giving the option of Beef Fillet or Mahi Mahi on the RSVP. I'm choosing the Mixed Lettuce and Spinach salad to start, then Lobster Bisque for the second course. So the only thing they will choose is the Entree.  And then just wedding cake for the dessert. I opted out of the dessert that comes with dinner b/c we will have wedding cake. I am getting 2 extra o'dourves at cocktail hour instead.


    62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


    #1593 shannonmarie

    shannonmarie
    • Member
    • 683 posts
    • Wedding Date:June 14, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Now Jade Rivera Cancun - Pergola
    • LocationCharlotte, North Carolina

    Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

    Originally Posted by Nicole Graf 

    Shannon, I got a response and am pissed. No more "all pictures for $350" or $1 per picture. No $300 discount for brides that get married later than July. Like, really? Not only did they raise the package prices for 2013, nope, photography just got $300 more expensive than expected. Not a happy camper here right now. It is good for you still though. Here it is:

     

     

    Hi,    Yes that is correct, we used to give the $ $300 Credit towards the divine package for Weddings booked before July, so It is still possible to find brides who got the $ 300 discount, but again this applies only for previously confirmed dates.    Now trying a different aproach, maybe you can opt for a different package (e.g. the 3 hour coverage) and then just buy extra photographs.   Normally we sell each extra photo for $ 15, however if you decide to purchase additional pictures I can offer you a volume discount as follows:   30 images for the price of 20 - US$ 299 that's 33% off;  40 images for the price of 30 - US$ 399 that's 34% off; All your photos for US$ 499 that's an amazing 45% off!!   Don't hesitate to write or call again if you have any further questions or comments   All the Best   Federico     On Feb 19, 2013, at 8:25 PM, Nicole Graf wrote:   I believe there is some inconsistency. I have heard from brides that got a $300 credit towards the full day package ($150 if you use an outside photographer), which would leave us with $700 and we would like to purchase more pictures, therefore our $800 frame. We won't need pictures from the spa really. I am sorry to be such a pain but I would rather figure this out earlier than later. :)    Thanks and I am excited to have you take our pictures!    Sent from my iPhone   On Feb 19, 2013, at 7:22 PM, "NOW JADE" <njrcphoto@vallarta-adventures.com> wrote:   Perfect, with the full day coverage you will get coverage as at the SPA, as you get ready, during the ceremony, group and family photos, the private photo session with you and your Groom; photos during your cocktail party, plus coverage during your reception (cake cutting, speeches, garter and bouquet toss). We give you 100 photos burnt on a CD with the license for them.This upgrade costs  US $ 999.  I can give you an US $ 150 discount since you already got the Divine wedding package. After edition we create a catalogue with all your photos and you have to visit our photo gallery so you can choose your favorite ones.  In addition to this you receive a beautiful hard cover photo book with 80 images printed inside.   How does that sound to you guys?   Best   Federico

    OH NO!!! That really stinks!! I guess I got lucky but I'm so sorry! Thanks for sharing all the info Nicole!


    62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


    #1594 Nicole Graf

    Nicole Graf
    • Newbie
    • 55 posts

      Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

      If I chose Sascha Glueck, who is German btw, so I HAVE TO like him lol, and kept Adventure Photos for the reception, do I get an hour for free?



      #1595 shannonmarie

      shannonmarie
      • Member
      • 683 posts
      • Wedding Date:June 14, 2013
      • Wedding Location:Now Jade Rivera Cancun - Pergola
      • LocationCharlotte, North Carolina

      Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

      I h

      If I chose Sascha Glueck, who is German btw, so I HAVE TO like him lol, and kept Adventure Photos for the reception, do I get an hour for free?

      I have no idea but if you have the money to go with him, do it. I hear his work is great. :-)

      62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


      #1596 Nicole Graf

      Nicole Graf
      • Newbie
      • 55 posts

        Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

        Shannon, Adventure will come down to $1350 for us if we want all pictures (everything else obviously doesn't make any sense looking at the prices for pics now), and Sascha is $350 and hour and even brings an assistant. So if you have him for for hours it basically comes down to the same :)



        #1597 ChocoTaco7568

        ChocoTaco7568
        • Member
        • 955 posts

          Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

          Quote:

          Originally Posted by Nicole Graf 

          If I chose Sascha Glueck, who is German btw, so I HAVE TO like him lol, and kept Adventure Photos for the reception, do I get an hour for free?

          I have tried to ask this question twice now, and it seems to get lost in translation because I never get an snwer that helps me any.  Based on the input from previos brides, my assumption is that the photo coverage is flexible and doesn't have to be used solely for ceremony coverage.  I know of other brides who have contracted outside photographers and used the Adventure Photos for a TTD session, welcome dinner coverage...etc.  So I hope that it's flexible, beacuse I'm planning to do that same as you. I have contracted Sascha for 4 hours of wedding day coverage excluding any reception time. We shall see.



          #1598 Mlite83

          Mlite83
          • Jr. Member
          • 384 posts

            Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

            Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

            Quote:

            I have tried to ask this question twice now, and it seems to get lost in translation because I never get an snwer that helps me any.  Based on the input from previos brides, my assumption is that the photo coverage is flexible and doesn't have to be used solely for ceremony coverage.  I know of other brides who have contracted outside photographers and used the Adventure Photos for a TTD session, welcome dinner coverage...etc.  So I hope that it's flexible, beacuse I'm planning to do that same as you. I have contracted Sascha for 4 hours of wedding day coverage excluding any reception time. We shall see.

            That's exactly what I just did - we used Sweetfire Photography on the wedding day (who were AMAZING, highly recommend!) and then used Adventure photo for a TTD session 2 days later.  The TTD session was about 2 hrs and we stuck around the resort (in the ocean and pool).  The photos were ready by the end of the day for us to check out - they don't really do much in the way of edit/touch up work - and we got a DVD with our selected images plus the book included in the Divine package.  The package is for 24 pics so we had to pay $15/picture to purchase 7-8 more we liked...they only offered a bulk discount if we were interested in purchasing all the photos from the session.

             

            I told Pilar my plan before arriving there - she CC'd Fredico on my email requesting a date/time and then at our planning meeting after arriving at the resort he came in to the meeting to confirm the details.



            #1599 Mlite83

            Mlite83
            • Jr. Member
            • 384 posts

              Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

              Originally Posted by Adrianne 


              Has anyone used any other catamaran companies for private tours?  I'm trying to do a cruise after my ceremony, preferably out of Puerto Morelos so we don't have to go far.  There will be 45-50 people.  Thanks!

              We used Catamarans Cancun  - it was an awesome time!  We had 35 people for 4 hours - open bar and snorkeling were included and we paid $1300 for the boat plus $70/van (each held 11 people) for the transportation from Now Jade to the marina which was in Cancun (about 40 minutes away).  Everyone had a blast - the service was amazing on the boat and there was a photographer there who took photos on the boat and underwater as we snorkeled. He was an additional fee - about $200 for a disk with all his images but worth it for the great shots of everyone!  Our contact at Catamarans Cancun was Cecilia.



              #1600 AshTess

              AshTess
              • Newbie
              • 20 posts

                Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

                Hello, 

                Can anyone tell me if buffet is an option for the reception dinner? We will probably have about 40 people and I do not like the menu options for the eternity of divine packages. I understand you have to do buffet for 50 people or more but we would like to do it anyways!

                Thanks!






                0 user(s) are reading this topic

                0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users